EXCELLENT COMMIE PROPAGANDA
"Russia today is regarded as a grave threat to our nation." Public display of giant portraits of Communist leaders. Cossacks on horseback wreaking havoc. World War I shortages of food in Russia. Storming the imperial palace.
Women gathering grain in field. Russian factories.
Narration: "communism denies religion and debases the individual to a part of the vast machine that powers the state."
Men shown imprisoned behind barbed wire. Tank brigades. Hammer and sickle flag waving
U.S. unity with Russia in World War II; Stalin, Truman and Churchill at Yalta.
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
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Subject: how times change
I have seen the full footage.
Basically the same thing, I admit.
Subject: Be Careful What You Yo-Yo's Wish For
Today they've re-worded their quest "One World Government." Go for it, suckers.
Subject: Civics class
Subject: People's Memory is About as Long as Their ...
Voodoo Economics=The Worst
Reporting live from the Vatican, I'm Benny Dick.
Subject: a good film
The point is, this film is accurate. I've done the research, have you? Please before you post "your stupid", go from point to point in this film and TRY to discredit it.
Thank you for your time, and my God(whichever one you believe in, because you can believe in anyone in America) Bless America.
Subject: ....Ya, The 50's....
some classic rubbish videos
Funny how when every communist government fails it was not true to the cause... maybe there's an inherent flaw in the cause that opposes truth?
Great video, campy production and over the top s__t your pants antics await inside.
Movie is really funny, particularly for man who lived in USSR long time. "Communism" in USSR is big shit, but in generally - very good idea.
Subject: Propaganda....is rarely the truth
Now i want to take note of the fact that Karl Marx called for world revolution to liberate oppressed people.Second, Lenin's name was Vladimir Ilyavich Lenin, not Nikolay Lenin, a sign that this film was poorly researched. Thirdly, i want to make a point of the fact that the film did not show how much the US expanded, dimplomatically and influencially after the Second World War. Finally, on the point of "communist" injustice, what of the capitalist? The whole system is based on the exploitation of the masses, and even in the video you can see the capitalist, a man in the black suit, looking over the worker during the "aid to the European Nations" part
Subject: Dated Propaganda, But....
However, This film, Although dated, Is quite enjoyable and fun, if not exactly always truthful. I give it 5/5 just for the fact that it's great for stock footage. BTW, I'm a Bisexual Agnostic, Not a "Conservative Christian".
Subject: sloppy propaganda
"such traitor..." (5.44/10:40) shows a scene from a trial of Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld by a Nazi court for his role in the plot against Hitler. The scene can be found, for example, in the BBC series The World at War, episode Inside the Reich.
Subject: it's a great propaganda-video - typical for the times of the cold war
the techniques of propaganda didn't change very much,
nowadays the "finetuning" is a bit better i'd say,
but the game is still the same...
...divide et impera...
Subject: Some truth for its time. Poorly presented.
Subject: Simplistic Propaganda
Subject: American Propaganda= a waste of your time!
Much of what the narrator was accusing Russia and its' government of is a fault of the American government! It's very pathetic and the information is FALSE! Do NOT use this as educational because it will only poison your mind!
The ONE star is for the rare footage of russian leaders in the video. But for the content it deserves nothing.
Subject: No Weenies in This Film
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: simpleton's guide to communism
Marx's vision of a world revolution has apparently come to pass with Russian agression first resulting in a pact with the Nazis to take over the world, and then the actual invasion of European countries. The threat then spread to China and Indochina, but the free countries, with the help of the UN, are fighting back in Korea.
This film is simplistic in its view that the Cold War was a one-sided process, created by the Soviet Union to enslave the world. It ignores the weakness and insecurity of the USSR which led to the non-agression pact with fascist Germany, and the move into Eastern Europe after WWII. It ignores any differences between communisms and between communist countries.
Finally, this film asserts that the fundamental difference between communist countries and free countries is a belief in the value of the individual, which comes from a Christian belief that God made man in his image. This ignores the fact that non-western, non-communist societies (especially those in Asia) have different views of the role of the individual versus society, and that capitalist ideologues also treat individuals as cogs in a vast machine, where good is the product of greed and the lives of the victims of the system are considered inconsequential (e.g. supply-side capitalism and homelessness in Reagan's America.) In the turbulent 1960s, American propaganda films in this archive dropped the argument that the individual was paramount, and began stressing the need to cooperate with other citizens and the government for the good of society. Sound familiar, comrades?
Subject: "Ever hear of Karl Marx?"
I only give it 3 stars, not enougth to laugth at
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